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Smart Sync: is"on line" automatic after opening file locally?

Smart Sync: is"on line" automatic after opening file locally?

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Hi,

I would like to know if it is possible to keep a file "on line" after opening it.
I see that if I open an "on line" file it is first downloaded locally anda stay locally until I set it "on line" mannually!
Is there a way to alway keep it "on line" automatically after opening it?

Thanks!

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Re: Smart Sync: is"on line" automatic after opening file locally?

Dropboxer
 
When you set a file to be online-only, the content of the file isn’t fully downloaded. Only information about the file, such as the file name, location, and date the file was updated, is downloaded.
 
In other words, in order for you to access it locally, the file has to be fully downloaded. This is why the file is set to local once you click to open it on your computer. 
 
As you very correctly noticed, when you want to set the file to be online-only again, you can do so manually. 
 
I hope this helped. Let me know if you have any other questions! 

Lusil
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
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Re: Smart Sync: is"on line" automatic after opening file locally?

Dropboxer
 
When you set a file to be online-only, the content of the file isn’t fully downloaded. Only information about the file, such as the file name, location, and date the file was updated, is downloaded.
 
In other words, in order for you to access it locally, the file has to be fully downloaded. This is why the file is set to local once you click to open it on your computer. 
 
As you very correctly noticed, when you want to set the file to be online-only again, you can do so manually. 
 
I hope this helped. Let me know if you have any other questions! 

Lusil
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


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